The 2014 Oklahoma Bike Summit
The Oklahoma Bike Summit will be held on January 17th and 18th, 2014 at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall Of Fame (the Jazz Depot) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Located in the former Tulsa Union Depot, the Jazz Depot hosts regular jazz performances, and is a museum displaying photographs, biographical information, artifacts, and memorabilia honoring Tulsa’s jazz heritage. For 2014 the Oklahoma Bike Summit is presented by Freewheel, Inc. Freewheel is Oklahoma’s signature bicycling event. Celebrating its 36th year, Freewheel has dedicated itself to promoting and strengthening cycling tourism in Oklahoma .
What is the Oklahoma Bike Summit?
A bike summit is an opportunity for all stakeholders to visit, exchange ideas, discuss plans, share successes, and evaluate results. Bicyclists, urban planners, transportation engineers, health professionals, architects, elected officials, state agencies, and civic leaders will come together to learn and share about the benefits bicycling offers to the citizens and economy of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Bike Summit through nationally recognized speakers and conference leaders will show how other states have improved their bicycling facilities, become healthier, safer, and better places to live, all of which helps to attract new business investment.
Anne Lusk, PhD
Harvard School of Public Health
Steven M Magas
The Magas Firm (The Bike Lawyer)
Adventure Cycling Association
Andy Clarke, President
League of American Bicyclists
Preston Tyree, BChE, MBA
Jerry Norquist, Executive Director
T.J. Juskiewicz, Director
Joy Hancock, Director
James Wagner, AICP, LCI
Indian Nations Council of Governments
Kate Brady, Planner
Association of Central Oklahoma Governments
Friday, 8AM-5PM - Bicycle Facility Design Workshop - lead by Anne Lusk
For transportation professionals and allied disciplines. This session is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 8 Certification Maintenance credits (Event #e.24986). Other credentialed professionals may also receive 8 hours of continuing education or professional development credit. Please check with your organization or governing body how to apply credits.
Our lunch speaker is Jerry Norquist who will present on the economic impact of bicycle facility development.
Friday Evening, 6PM-10PM - Oklahoma Bike Summit Reception
A casual get together allowing speakers and participants to relax, mingle, and talk informally. Proceeds from the reception will benefit bicycle education and safety projects.
Saturday, 8AM-5PM - The 2014 Oklahoma Bike Summit presented by Freewheel
The day will focus on bicycle tourism and its economic impact for the state, bicycle skills, education and safety, bicyclists rights, and advocacy for more bicycle planning and access. Scheduled to speak on Saturday are Dr. Anne Lusk, Attorney Steve Magas, LAB President Andy Clarke, T.J. Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI, Joy Hancock, Freewheel, Saara Snow, Adventure Cycling Association, James Wagner, INCOG, Kate Brady, ACOG, and bicycle safety educator Preston Tyree.
Saturday Evening, 6PM-10:30PM - OK Freewheel Route Announcement Banquet and Silent Auction
Be the first to know the OK Freewheel 2014 route! Ticket includes banquet, silent auction, and music at the Jazz Hall of Fame.
The Expo, Friday and Saturday, 8AM-5PM
New at the Oklahoma Bike Summit is The Expo where organizations, clubs, businesses, cities, and others can show their stuff in support of bicycling! Those desiring to exhibit can sign up for booth space on the top of this page.
Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks along with a working lunch will be on site.
Event registration is now open at the top of this page. You also may make a tax deductible donation to the Oklahoma Bike Summit, 501c3 Tax ID 46-2866457.
When & Where
Oklahoma Bike Summit, Inc
The 2015 Oklahoma Bike Summit is not far away.
At the 2011 & 2014 Oklahoma Bike Summits over 400 attendees participated to discuss ideas, share experiences, and learn how bicycling can enhance the lives of our citizens, bring tourist dollars to the businesses of our communities, and improve the health of all Oklahomans.
Thanks to all those who are part of the Oklahoma Bike Summit. We planted many seeds, now its time to make them grow.
OFFICIAL HOTEL ANNOUNCED
Attendees at the 2014 Oklahoma Bike Summit will recieve a conference rate of $94 plus taxes at the
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Tulsa Downtown
111 N. Main Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
Please contact the hotel directly and be sure to mention you're attending the Oklahoma Bike Summit.
OFFICIAL HOTEL IS SOLD OUT
The rooms blocked for the 2014 Oklahoma Bike Summit at the Fairfield Inn have sold out!! We tried to increase our block, but the inn is full. How seasonal!
The Fairfield may have rooms become available closer to the day of the OK Bike Summit, but at their normal room rates.